Secretary Malhotra
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Governor's Office

Frederick County

This local office offers the following services.

Adoption Services

Focuses on developing profiles of children and the placement of children who are legally free to be adopted. Adoption services are provided to relatives and non-relative caretakers.  Post adoption services may include a monthly subsidy and medical assistance.

♦ For more information  call: 301-600-2466

Adult Protective Services (APS)

Serves persons aged 18 and over who are unable to protect their own interests or are at risk of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.  Adult Protective Services provides investigative services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of vulnerable adults.

♦ For more information  call: 301-600-2635

♦ For information after hours call: 301-564-8230

Child Care Program

Also known as Purchase of Care (POC), coordinates child care services for eligible families and ensures payment to day care providers. Child Care services are provided to Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) customers participating in a work activity or a substance abuse treatment program as well as to other low-income working families.

Child Support Enforcement

Location & Contact Information
Frederick County Department of Social Services
Office of Child Support Enforcement
P.O. Box 3066
100 East All Saints Street
Frederick, Maryland 21705

Customer Service: 1-800-332-6347
Automated Customer Service & Payment Information: 1-800-723-9937

Barbara Becker, Assistant Director
Santa Hsu, Child Support Supervisor
Rajinder Sagar, Child Support Supervisor
Peggy Flick, Fiscal Supervisor

State’s Attorney’s Office for Frederick County
State’s Attorney’s Office for Frederick County
P.O. Box 210
Frederick, Maryland 21705
Facsimile 301-600-2195

J. Charles Smith III, State’s Attorney for Frederick County

Susan Little, Chief Assistant State’s Attorney – Child Support Division

More Information & Resources
Office of Sheriff for Frederick County
Chuck Jenkins, Sheriff

Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Frederick County
100 West Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Sandra K. Dalton, Clerk of the Circuit Court

Family Support Services

Assists in the preservation of families and rebuilding of lives to prevent out-of-home placement. Anyone can make a referral, but the family must be willing to accept services.

Food Stamps (FS)

Increases the food purchasing capability of families and individuals. Most persons receiving TCA and TDAP are eligible for Food Stamps, as are others with low income.

Foster Care Services (FCS)

Provides services to court-committed children and to adults who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.

 In-Home Aide Services (IHAS)

Provides services to the elderly, disabled, ill, handicapped and those who need assistance with daily activities in order to remain in their homes. In addition, IHAS provides a parenting and job readiness program.

♦ For more information  call: 301-600-2635

Medical Assistance (MA)

Provides a federal entitlement program that allows low-income individuals to obtain medical care and treatment.

Project HOME

Manages the Certified Adult Residential Environment (CARE) housing programs and provides supportive housing and case management to disabled adults, including persons with AIDS.

♦ For more information  call: 301-600-2635

Social Services to Adults (SSTA)

Provides social work services to persons aged 18 years and older who are not caring for children. Case management and crisis intervention services provide customers with links to community resources and internal BCDSS programs.

Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)

Provides a time limited cash assistance program for families to promote individual responsibility and self-sufficiency.